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“I never realized I was homeless when I lost my
housing, only when I lost my family and friends.”
– Adam R., San Francisco
We are Miracle Messages.
Miracle Messages is a nonprofit tackling the “relational poverty” affecting as many as 1 in 3 people experiencing homelessness in the United States. The process is simple and effective for volunteers:
Record a short video, audio, or text message from a neighbor experiencing homelessness to their family members and friends. Then, join other volunteer digital detectives to try to deliver the Miracle Message.
Want to get started and get trained? Click here!
What else can I do?
Our vision, mission, and objectives
We envision a world where everyone is nurtured by a social support system and sense of
belonging – a social home – whether or not they currently have stable housing. We are on
a mission to end relational poverty on our streets. Our approach is rooted in three core objectives:
80% of located loved ones are excited to reunite. Yet the average length of time disconnected is a staggering 20 years. We offer a humane way to help end homelessness: We reunite families.
With their families, yes. But also with us as their neighbors: "the homeless" are not problems to be solved, they are people to be loved. We generate stories that humanize: We shatter stigmas.
550,000 people sleep on the streets every night in the US. Frustrated? You are not alone. We offer simple tools for residents to make a difference in their local community. We empower neighbors.
Check out some of our latest reunion stories
Introducing the “everyone is someone’s somebody” t-shirt!
For every t-shirt purchased, $14 will be donated to Miracle Messages. Whether you are a current (or future!) volunteer with us, or just someone who cares about our neighbors experiencing homelessness (and looking super stylish!), wear this shirt and spread the word: everyone is someone’s somebody.